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Google may be cracking the whip to get OEMs to promote Android

28
Mar
2014

Google has its own ways of keeping OEMs in check when it comes to the things they can and can’t do with Android, and it looks like the search giant may now be interested in forcing them to help further improve the image of its Android brand. Both the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8) come with specific Android branding placement, which seems to be a coordinated marketing trick imposed by Google. On the boot screen of the two hot new Android devices, a simple phrase that says “Powered by Android” can be seen, suggesting that Google has forced both Samsung and HTC to include it in the boot animation. The move is not completely surprising, considering that some OEMs

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